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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up the 750 today

I picked up my brothers old 750 today. The title is going to be tied up in probate for a while, but I wanted to get it in my garage so I could at least get some fresh gas with Seafoam in it, and get the battery charged. I was quite surprised that after sitting almost a year, it fired right up. It ran a bit rough at first, but by the time I got it home it ran great. I just gave it a bath and wax job and the paint came back to life. With a little TLC, plugs, fluid change it should wind up almost as good as new.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 08:45 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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Looks to be in Great condition overall...Clean (Excellent) looking bike.
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-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
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Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
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Very nice! Our bikes seem to NEED to be ridden. How many miles are on her? What year?

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It's an 02, and only has 13,000 on it.
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Nice ride....sorry about the circumstances that you acquired it under.
Looks sharp and clean!
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....sorry about the circumstances that you acquired it under.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate that.
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Condolences on your brother.

First mods:
MF battery
Get a new seat
Check the tires, replace if they are a few years old

After that, ride, ride, and ride some more. When you get done doing that ride it again. The VN750 devours twisty roads, so ride them all!

The journey is the destination.

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Condolences on your brother.

First mods:
MF battery
Get a new seat
Check the tires, replace if they are a few years old

After that, ride, ride, and ride some more. When you get done doing that ride it again. The VN750 devours twisty roads, so ride them all!
The back skin is like new, maybe a 1000 miles on it. But the front needs to be replaced. I'll have to see what my options are. I have Metzler 880's on my other bike and like them a lot. Probably look at them or the Michelins if they are available in this size.

The seat will probably go as well, but it doesn't look like there are lots of choices. I may try the 900 mod i read about here.
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I picked up my brothers old 750 today. The title is going to be tied up in probate for a while, but I wanted to get it in my garage so I could at least get some fresh gas with Seafoam in it, and get the battery charged. I was quite surprised that after sitting almost a year, it fired right up. It ran a bit rough at first, but by the time I got it home it ran great. I just gave it a bath and wax job and the paint came back to life. With a little TLC, plugs, fluid change it should wind up almost as good as new.

Now its Looks Awesome...
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